Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a thriving liberal religious community of close to 150 members. We work and play together to meet our individual and group needs - be they spiritual, intellectual, or social. We welcome all who seek a religious home, free of creeds and based on love, reason, and conscience. We first met over 60 years ago as a small lay-led fellowship and have grown with the help of strong leadership - both lay and ministerial - to a dynamic fellowship serving Humboldt County and the Northern coast of California. We invite you to browse through our website to learn more about our Sunday services, our programs, social action activities, and religious education.

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Upcoming Events at HUUF -  December 2016


We currently hold two services, one at 9:00 a.m. and the other at 11:00 a.m. Childcare is provided at 9:00 a.m. and Religious Education and Nursery Care are provided at the 11:00 a.m. service. 


Sunday, December 4  – a.m &  11 a.m. What We Choose Is What We Are: Our Commitment to Our Values Makes a Difference – Reverend Bryan Jessup.   Unitarian Universalists are often referred to as heretics, and we proudly embrace that label. It comes from the Greek “hairetikos,” which means “able to choose.” What we choose, however, makes a difference. We are responsible for our choices. Our greater culture operates off a thinly disguised paradigm of “win/lose” or, if we drift into revenge, “lose/lose.” Can we choose another paradigm? Can we choose to do everything we can to create a world in which collaboration, cooperation, celebration and survival become our guiding values?

Sunday, December 11 - 9 a.m &  11 a.m.  Dealing with Life's Dragons –  Scott Sattler M.D.  Mystics are known for their emphasis on valuing spiritual practices that lead to experiencing the Divine as opposed to accepting institutionalized religious dogma as absolute truth. Since the beginning of recorded history, mystical traditions have existed as subcurrents within larger religious structures – the Kabbaladistic of Judaism, Sufism within Islam, Vedanta within Hinduism, and the widespread teaching of the Christian mystics. Dr. Sattler will share his perspective and offer practices on dealing with life's dramatic dragons that continually confront us on the physical, mental and spiritual planes.

          Dr. Sattler has been a practicing physician in Humboldt County for the past 42 years. For the past three decades he has been an active member of Humboldt County's Garden of the Heart Sufi Community. He currently serves on the advisory council of the international Federation of the Sufi Message and is a frequent lecturer on Universal Sufism for the Religious Studies Department of Humboldt State. He has also conducted Sufi choirs locally, nationally and internationally for more than 20 years.

Sunday, December 18 - 9 a.m &  11 a.m.  Reality and the Miraculous – Reverend Bryan Jessup.  In a community that becomes truly effective, community members learn to be authentic with each other and grounded in the material reality of their situation in life. They learn to work with the resources they have to create experiences and realities that embody their ideals. While this reality-based interaction often requires letting go of wonderful but unworkable plans, it often gives birth to something greater than expected – a creativity and a genuine relationship that feels better than magic.

Sunday, December 20 - 7 p.m.  Solstice Ritual - Berti Welty. All are invited to join in this interactive ritual service. Bring your drums and let us raise healing energy together. Following the ritual we will “break bread” together, so bring finger food to share. If the weather cooperates, we might have an after-ritual fire with a real yule log.

Thursday, December 24 - 5:30 p.m.  Christmas Eve Service.  – Reverend Bryan Jessup and Elisabeth Harrington.  With candle light and song, in this service we will celebrate the birth of the Teacher Jesus and the spirit of courageous love and healing that he brought to the world.  The choir will sing. We will read messages of hope. Our candles will light the darkness.

Sunday, December 25 - 2 p.m.  Christmas Day Feast There will be no morning services. Instead, an afternoon all-Fellowship holiday meal will be a Mexican-themed potluck, with enchiladas, beans and rice cooked at the Fellowship. After the meal, we'll raise our voices in holiday song. See the separate article in this newsletter for more details.


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